Hi everyone,

The Wind is my newest release. Joanne Cooper was willing to sing in the chorus and I am very pleased with that. The song itself is very old. I made it in 1974. Back then I sang the chorus with a very high voice, but that was impossible after these years.
When Joanne sang the chorusses I found out I mispronounced a word in it. No one ever had told me that in those years! Because of that, and for some other reasons I changed small parts of the original lyrics and also in the melody. That's when Joanne had to sing the chorusses again. But no complains...

https://soundcloud.com/user-296497130/the-wind-with-joanne-cooper


The song is about a boy from a 'broken family' trying to find out how to live his life. On the one hand there is that temptation just living it no matter what, on the other had he had the feeling that that is not such a good choice. The temptation is the wind. By singing the three parts differently I tried to symbolize this struggle.

The style I used is Mumblin in key E and tempo 100
The bas is 2260, the piano 2906, Drums Modern PopBallad 16, guitars 2930, 3164 and a Mandola (forgot the number)
Also some chopping violinloops from Apple/Logic Pro.

Hope you like it,
Hans

Lyrics:
The wind
(c) HWBerkhout, 1974 /sept. 2019

I am a leaf,
blown from a fallen tree
I'm taken to nowhere
Feelin'so free

Leaving that tree far
Far away behind
Wherever the wind may
blow me to

Sometimes my way
leads through open spaces
And times through places
Too narrow to move

Believing this is the way
a leaf should live
Wherever the wind may
blow me to
may blow me to

Chorus 2x
So hear my voice and see me glow
I take you high, won't let you go
'Cause I'm the wind that decides your way
As I take you in my arms
As I take you in my arms

Oh, I'm begging you
Get your feet back on the ground
Believe me, it's not for my own sake
That I warn you, what's gotta come soon
But do know, your life is precious
Oh, learn to live, learn to live

So hear my voice and see me glow
I take you high, I won't let you go
'Cause I'm the wind that decides your way
As I take you in my arms,
As I take you in my arms

=Solo=

So hear my voice and see me glow
I take you high, I won't let you go
'Cause I'm the wind that decides your way
As I take you in my arms,

So hear my voice and see me glow
I take you high, I won't let you go
'Cause I'm the wind that decides your way
As I take you...
As long as I take you
in my arms
_________________________
Hans Berkhout
(Birchwood)
https://soundcloud.com/user-296497130